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Sunday, January 18, 2009
The Brent Celek Show


Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

GLENDALE, Ariz -- The Eagles were one play away from being completely out of this game. But quarterback Donovan McNabb threw a perfect deep ball to Kevin Curtis to put the Eagles in scoring position. I think it's safe to say that we've seen the last of L.J. Smith in Philly.

McNabb has a lot of confidence in tight end Brent Celek right now -- evidenced by his eight catches for 47 yards and a touchdown. Don't look now, but the momentum has shifted in this game. On back to back plays, defensive ends Trent Cole and Victor Abiamiri put heavy pressure on Kurt Warner. No one came near Warner for most of the first half, but on that last possession, he had someone in his face the whole time.

The Cardinals have abandoned the run for no apparent reason. On offense, the Eagles have found a soft spot in the middle of the Cardinals' defense. Kevin Curtis has been wide open across the middle several times, and the Cardinals' linebackers can't catch him once he has the ball.